Some meetings to note

February 12, 2019

Welcome to February. I hope everyone was able to enjoy the beautiful break in the cold weather. I wanted to let you all know that there will be a series of grain marketing meetings held around Northeast Nebraska.

Grain marketing meetings to help farmers minimize losses during this time of low commodity prices will be held across Northeast Nebraska during February. Nebraska Extension in partnership with WJAG Radio will present strategies for using futures and options to protect farmers from adverse price declines. The workshops will feature Marketing in a New Era Simulation and the Grain Marketing Plan smartphone app.

Each meeting will have a morning and afternoon session. The morning session features a review of futures and options along with a market outlook presentation. A local sponsor will be providing a free lunch to those in attendance. The afternoon session participants can test their marketing skills through hands-on Marketing in a New Era Simulation.

Locations and dates where the meeting will be offered include the following: Feb. 5 at the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce, Feb. 19 in West Point at the Nielsen Center, and Feb. 22 at Central Community College in Columbus. Each meeting starts at 9 a.m. and conclude by 3 p.m.

Register by visiting go.unl.edu/marketing workshops or by calling WJAG Radio at 402 371-0780 or toll-free 800-284-2750. Each workshop is limited to 40 participants. If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 402-563-4901. Have a great week everyone.

Megan Taylor is a crop specialist serving Nebraska Extension in Platte, Boone and Nance counties.

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